Newsletter – 15th February 2019

And so we end another successful half term at Chalkwell Hall. A half term of already many highs ended with a few more of the sporting variety for our football and netball teams. Our girls played football against Prince Avenue Primary on Friday evening and did brilliantly well to win 3-0 in what was a very hard fought game.

Our boys played in the finals of the Turner Trophy at Bournes Green Juniors on Saturday and were excellent throughout. A fantastic team spirit, and some really good football, saw them all the way through to the final without conceding a goal. Only in the final match itself, in extra time, did they concede a goal to leave the score at 1-1 after extra time and both schools took the decision to share the trophy rather than see it decided on penalties meaning we had double the number of winners! We have been through many penalty shootouts over the last few years and they are no fun for anyone so we are delighted to share the trophy with Fairways this year but we did win the rock, paper, scissors contest to see who took it back to school first!

 

We returned to Bournes Green with our girls on Monday for two netball matches and the results were equally impressive. They racked up wins of 15-5 and 10-0 with fantastic performances by all involved! It’s always a pleasure watching our young athletes perform and even more so when they do it with the right attitude; the winning is a bonus – watching them exemplify our core values while they do it makes us very proud!

 

A couple of quick reminders before everyone switches off for half term. Please get your governor election votes in ASAP, the book fair is in school the week we come back and please remember that the children are not in school until Tuesday 26th February – not the Monday!

 

PTA news

Compared with the run up to Christmas, the PTA has had a fairly quiet few weeks but rest assured there has been a lot of work going on in the background planning for the events later in the year. The details of which and dates for your diaries will be announced after the half term break.

 

Adventure Island

If you are planning a trip to Adventure Island during half term please purchase your tickets from Coulson James on the Leigh Broadway who support the fundraising for our school.

Blue wristbands, suitable for guests over 1.2m tall, are for sale at a fantastically discounted £16 per person compared with the online price of £22.50 and on the gate price of £32.

Green wristbands, suitable for guests 1.2m and under, are for sale at a fantastically discounted £13 per person compared with the online price of £18.75 and on the gate price of £25.

 

Theatre tickets

The closing dates for the purchase of tickets to the West End performances of “Everybody’s talking about Jamie” and “Wicked” will be during the half term week so if you are interested in purchasing tickets for either of these shows please email the PTA in the next couple of days at  ptachstheatre@gmail.com

 

Everybody’s talking about Jamie is an evening performance on Wednesday 10th April 2019 (during the Easter holidays) at the Apollo Theatre, London. The tickets, located in rows G-L of the stalls, are available at £39 per person compared with £65 from the box office with payment required by 17 February 2019.

 

Wicked is the matinee performance on Saturday 22 June 2019, in rows G-P of the stalls at a discounted price of £40 per person, compared with £71.75 at the box office. Payment for this show will be required, at the latest, by 24 February.

 

We are also taking reservations for discounted tickets at the Cliffs Pavilion to the matinee performances of Peter Pan on Friday 20 December 2019 and Thursday 2 January 2020, as well as Grease for the matinee performance on Saturday 27 July 2019 and Cirque Beserk for the matinee performance on Sunday 22 September 2019.

 

If you would like to secure discounted tickets for any of these shows, please email ptachstheatre@gmail.com

 

Other things to remember

  • Tickets for the PTA quiz night in April will go on sale after half term so start thinking about putting your teams together and if you have items you could offer as prizes in the raffle please email us at ptachalkwellhall@gmail.com

 

  • If you are planning a trip to Village Green this summer please purchase your tickets via the link below in order that the schools receive a £1 donation per ticket sold via this link.

 

https://www.skiddle.com/festivals/village-green/?skcampaign=chalkwellhall

 

  • Don’t forget to register as a member of the Co-op or with Easy Fundraising and select the PTA as your preferred charity to raise money for the schools every time you shop.

We hope you all have a fantastic break and look forward to having some fundraising fun later in the year.

 

Attendance matters

Our overall attendance is 96%.  This week there were 39 lates.

 

Dates for your diary 2018-2019
Non-pupil day Monday 25th February 2019
Year 5 Parent/Teacher meetings Tuesday 26th February 2019
6RW class assembly Thursday 28th February 2019
Year 4 Parent/Teacher meetings Tuesday 5th March 2019
Year 3 Parent/Teacher meetings Tuesday 12th March 2019
Non-pupil day Friday 24th May 2019

 

Thank you for your continued support.